Employment

Are you interested in working on the Election?

All positions for election workers have now been filled. Anyone wishing to apply may do so, but their name will be placed on a waiting list.

Dates and hours
DayDateTime

Advance Voting Day

Saturday, October 13

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Advance Voting Day

Sunday, October 14

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Advance Voting Day

Monday, October 15

10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Advance Voting Day

Tuesday, October 16

10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Advance Voting Day

Wednesday, October 17

10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Voting Day

Monday, October 22

10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Positions available

We will be looking for people to fill positions as:

  • Voting Place Supervisor (VPS)
  • Technical Deputy Returning Officer (TDRO)
  • Deputy Returning Officer (DRO)
  • Revision Clerk (RC)
  • Greeter

View position duties.

Rate of pay
Advance Voting Position Advance Voting Pay Election Day Position Election Day Pay
VPS $240 VPS $240
TDRO $210 TDRO $210
DRO $210 DRO $210
RC $210 RC $210
Greeter $180 Greeter $180

Note: Canada Revenue Agency statutory deductions (Tax, CPP & EI) may be required.

Things to know

  • Emails must be unique to the applicant (i.e. not sharing between spouses who are both applying to work the elections) and must be checked regularly.
  • There may be “shifts” (i.e. Saturday, Wednesday and Voting Day). There is no opportunity to only work an Advance Vote Day because workers at Advance Vote will become VPSs on Voting Day.
  • If you work more than two days, you may have to be paid through payroll and may be subject to Canada Revenue Agency statutory deductions (Tax, CPP & EI).
  • Applicants for the VPS and TDRO positions will need to have access to a vehicle (which is not being used by another election official). Mileage is not paid separately, it is part of the compensation.
  • Applicants for the VPS position will need to have a cell phone in order to keep in contact with the Ward Captain and Election Headquarters. $15 of the compensation for the VPS is for cell phone use.
  • Training is included in the compensation and will consist of online training or a combination of online training and classroom-based training, depending on the position.
  • If you are working on Voting Day, we encourage you to vote at the Advance Voting Opportunities, Special Mail-in Ballot, or use proxy.
  • Every voting place will be non-smoking and there will not be opportunities for “smoke breaks”.
  • Applicants should plan to bring their lunch and drinks as there will not necessarily be access to a kitchen (i.e. to heat up your lunch).

Position duties

Voting Place Supervisor (VPS)
One VPS is appointed to each Voting Place and is responsible to ensure the Voting Place runs smoothly on Voting Day. This person will also have worked at an Advance Voting Opportunity. The VPS is also responsible for the overall conduct at the Voting Place. The VPS:
  • Must arrive at the Voting Place at 9 a.m.
  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds and must have own vehicle for Voting Day (i.e. not shared with another election worker).
  • Must have a cell phone on Voting Day as this is how you will communicate with your Ward Captain and the Clerk’s Department. Compensation for the cell phone use in included in your pay.
  • Picks up all Voting Place supplies and ballots, including the vote tabulator, from the designated location between 7 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.
  • Calls his/her Election Officials prior to Voting Day to confirm they will be working on Voting Day.
  • Leads communications with Ward Captains and identifies problems at the Voting Place.
  • Ensures the Election Officials are supplied with all the materials needed to open the Voting Place, and that all materials are properly accounted for and remain secure throughout the Voting Day.
  • Declares the Voting Place open at 10 a.m. on Voting Day and closed at 8 p.m.
  • Supervises all Election Officials during the day to ensure smooth operation of the Voting Place.
  • Coordinates the ballot accounting process.
  • Returns all supplies to designated Bowmanville location and ensures reconciliation of all materials and supplies.
Technical Deputy Returning Officer (TDRO)

One TDRO is appointed to each Voting Place.  The TDRO is responsible for receiving completed ballots from electors and processing them through the Vote Tabulator.  The TDRO:

  • Must arrive at the Voting Place at 9 a.m.
  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds and must have own vehicle for Voting Day (i.e. not shared with another election worker).
  • Sets up the Vote Tabulator for operation.
  • Receives completed ballots from voters.
  • Advises voters if the ballot is not accepted by the Vote Tabulator and explains how to correct voting and ballot errors.
  • Uses troubleshooting techniques if problems occur with the Vote Tabulator.
  • Assists voters with accessibility needs.
  • Returns the Vote Tabulator with memory card intact containing the Election Results to the Election Results Centre in Bowmanville.
Deputy Returning Officer (DRO)
Multiple DROs are appointed to each Voting Place depending on the number of eligible electors anticipated to attend the Voting Place. A DRO is responsible for issuing ballots to voters and maintaining the official Voters’ List. A DRO:
  • Must arrive at the Voting Place at 9 a.m.
  • Receives voters at the opening of the Voting Place at 10 a.m.
  • Verifies elector’s identity.
  • Locates and crosses voters’ names off the Voters’ List.
  • Issues one ballot to each eligible voter, and instructs elector on voting procedure.
  • Directs voters, whose names are not on the Voters’ List, or whose entry on the list is incorrect, to the Revision Clerk.
  • Keeps track of the number of voters who have been provided a ballot.
  • Administers oaths as required.
  • Assists voters with accessibility needs.
  • Assists the VPS with packing up the Voting Place.
Revision Clerk (RC)

Multiple RCs are appointed to each Voting Place depending on the number of eligible electors anticipated to attend the Voting Place. An RC is responsible for adding to the Voters’ List the names of any electors whose names were not included on the Voters’ List or revising those entries on the Voters’ List that are incorrect. An RC:

  • Must arrive at the Voting Place at 9 a.m.
  • Verifies identification provided by the elector.
  • Checks the Voters’ List for the elector’s name.
  • Directs voters to the appropriate location if not at the correct Voting Place.
  • Provides an "Application to Amend the Voters’ List" form to the elector (as required).
  • Approves or denies the “Application to Amend the Voters’ List” form.
  • Returns approved Application to elector and provides instructions as required.
  • Assists voters with accessibility needs.
Greeter

A minimum of one Greeter will be placed at each Voting Place. A Greeter is responsible for providing information and assisting electors at the Voting Place. A Greeter:

  • Must arrive at the Voting Place at 9 a.m.
  • Greets and assists electors entering and exiting the Voting Place.
  • Identifies appropriate Voting Place for electors who have attended the incorrect Voting Place.
  • Assists with traffic flow by directing voters and answering questions.
  • Assists voters with accessibility needs.
  • Conducts a regular audit of the parking lot, entrance, hallway(s), and the Voting Place to ensure that any barriers, and campaign material, are removed.
  • Administers the “Oral Oath of Secrecy” to Candidates/Scrutineers present in the Voting Place.

How to apply

Note: A unique valid email address will be required from every applicant (i.e. not one that is shared with someone else who is applying to work the election). This is required because training and work assignment information is provided via email.

Apply online

Read the handbook, complete an online application and short questionnaire.

Note: A unique valid email address will be required from every applicant (i.e. not one that is shared with someone else who is applying to work the election). This is required because training and work assignment information is provided via email.

Recruitment process

The Municipality of Clarington is pleased to accommodate individual needs in accordance with the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA), within our recruitment process. If you require accommodation at any time throughout the recruitment process, or in performing your position should you be selected, please contact the Municipal Clerk’s Department, during regular business hours, at 905-623-3379 ext. 8683 (VOTE).